California Employment Law
California Employment Law Questions Answered by Legal Experts
Good morning,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.With only 5 full time employees and perhaps 20 part time employees, you don't even get close to approaching the number that would require your business to comply with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).However, the math is done as follows.1. Any employee who works at least 30 hours per week in any month, is counted as one full-time employee.2 For all employees working less than 30 hours per week in any month, you add up all of the hours worked by all of these part time employees and divide 120. The resulting number is XXXXX number of equivalent full time employees that you have,For example, let's say that you have 20 part time employees who work an average of 72 hours per month. 20 X 72 is 1440 total part time hours worked. Divide that by 120.1440/120 = 12. That would mean that you have the equivalent of 12 full time employees working part time, plus 5 employees actually full time, for a total of 17 full time employees for that month. Add the number of full time employees you got for the 12 months of the calendar year, and divide by 12. If that resulting number is XXXXX than 50, then you are covered by the Affordable Care Act.Until you have at least 50 full time employees on average over a period of a year, you are not going to be subject to the Affordable Care Act.You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.I wish you the best in your future,Doug
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